Envelope, carried by the first air-mail from England to Australia, paper / ink, made in Greece, owned by H Mc Gill, 'Carisbrook', Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia, April 1931
A rectangular stamped and addressed envelope that was carried on the first air mail flight from England to Australia. Four Greek stamps are adhered along the top of the envelope. There are two 5 drachma postage stamps featuring a Greek God and two 1 drachma postage stamps featuring an image of the Greek Parthenon. Date stamps can be seen over the postage stamps. An address has been handwritten across the envelope and a purple air mail stamp can be seen at the bottom of the envelope. Greek text is printed on the back of the envelope.
Handwritten address reads 'H. Mc Gill Esq. / "Carisbrook" No. 334 Burns Bay Rd / Lane Cove / Sydney / AUSTRALIA'.
Handwritten across the top of the envelope 'BY FIRST AIR MAIL ENGLAND TO / AUSTRALIA 4/4/31'. Circular date stamp features Greek text around the edge and the date, '7.IV.31' in the centre.
Air mail stamp reads 'PAR AVION / JUSOU'A' and handwritten in stamp '[Karadu]'